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What, Me Worry? Jen Epstein Tackles Her Inner Demons

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If Jen Epstein wasn’t worrying about something, we’d all be worried. Such is the life of a born worrier. As a child she worried her uvula would break off and she would swallow it and choke to death. Then she worried high voltage wires would get her. Eventually, she was diagnosed with learning disabilities and later, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. All this fits into a nice, tidy package called Don’t Get Too Excited: It’s Just About a Pair of Shoes and Other Laments From My Life (Green Writers Press), in which Jen, with her self-depreciating humor, exposes her inner demons with stories that are sometimes heartbreaking and always deeply personal, tapping into the minutiae of her life with distinctive style and themes…

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John Green’s ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ is Finally Here!

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OMG, it’s happening! Fans have been waiting 5 years for young adult author John Green to publish a new book, and now that wait is finally over. His new novel, Turtles All the Way Down, comes out October 10th (with Dutton Books for Young Readers), and it’s already dominating all the pre-order charts. Green’s last book, The Fault in Our Stars, became in international sensation and a hit movie starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. About teens falling in love as they struggle with life-threatening cancer, the novel reached the kind of popularity that most authors only dream of. But Green is used to fame – in addition to being an award-winning author, he’s also one half of the crazy popular…

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Excerpt: The Must-Read Guide for Anyone Dealing with Crippling OCD and Anxiety

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Below is an excerpt from the first chapter of Adam Shaw and Dr. Lauren Collaghan’s Pulling the Trigger: The Definitive Survival and Recovery Approach to OCD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Related Depression. Introduction COURAGE NOT FIGHT Accept Your Mind, Own It For What It Is. This Takes Courage, Not Fight All my life, from being a little boy to a fully grown man, I tried to suppress my thoughts and anxiety because I knew no better and because I felt compelled to fight them. I was frightened, ashamed of and appalled about my mind and my crippling thoughts. It was terrifying, lonely and debilitating. I constantly felt that I was on the edge of madness and that no one or…

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